Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:44 am
Ag secretary sees common ground on gun control
By The Associated Press
Vilsack says the debate has to start with respect for the Second Amendment right to bear arms and a recognition that hunting is a way of life for millions of Americans.
But Vilsack said that the nation has reached "a different circumstance" in the gun control debate. It will take time, but it's now "potentially a unifying conversation," he said. President Barack Obama recognizes that changes to gun laws can't just be decreed from Washington but must come from the "grassroots up."
Vilsack was interviewed Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."